Proceedings of JAIS Theory Development Workshop
This paper presents a teleological process theory of software design in organizations. The proposed theory is compared to the Function-Behavior-Structure (FBS) Framework â€“ a leading process theory of engineering design proposed by John Gero. A positivist, multiple case study methodology to empirically compare the veracity and predictive power of the two theories described. Results from a pilot case suggest that the observed behaviors of the development team are better described by the proposed theory than by the FBS Framework.
Ralph, Paul and Wand, Yair, " A Teleological Process Theory of Software Development" (2008). All Sprouts Content. 229.